Chutzpah North Korean Style
TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea has demanded the United States allow it to open an account at a bank in New York and its funds at a Macau bank be transferred there, a Japanese daily reported in Sunday.Pyongyang deals in counterfeit US money and now wants the service of a US bank. Next thing they'll be demanding is a free toaster! Those wild and crazy guys in Pyongyang.
Quoting an unspecified source in Washington linked to relations between the United States and North Korea, the Mainichi newspaper said the United States had rejected Pyongyang's demand.
Under the Feb. 13 agreement by the two Koreas, the United States, Japan, China and Russia, North Korea had 60 days to shut down its nuclear facilities in return for energy aid.
But Pyongyang missed the deadline and insisted that it must first have access to millions of dollars in accounts at Macau's Banco Delta Asia that were frozen after the United States accused the bank of being involved in money laundering.
Hat tip- ROK Drop who also points out the South Korean MSM thinks this is a good idea. The World has gone mad.
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